Saturday, October 29, 2011

The Lord Is My...

The Lord is my Shepherd and I shall not want
His love can’t be weighed with a song or with font
When I’m stemming the tide but I’m still all at sea
I can trust that my Savior is carrying me

The Lord is my Strength when my chips are cast down
He raises a smile through an unbroken frown
When I’m under attack – feel like quitting the field
I can trust that my God is my strength and my shield

The Lord is my Light in this shadowy time
He washes me down and he scrubs off my grime
When I’m straining my eyes but can only see dark
I can trust that the Lord will provide a new spark

The Lord is my Rock and a beacon that burns
He provides a safe house when there’s nowhere to turn
When I’m looking for shelter, I don’t have to knock
I can trust that his throne room is always unlocked

The Lord is my Salvation, my only way home
He keeps calling me to him, wherever I roam
When the final day comes and all evil departs
I can trust there’s a place left for me in his heart

Thursday, October 27, 2011

The Name

The magnificent life, is not found in the flesh,
Nor of power or might or sway.
The life that fulfills begins when we’re still
And builds upon Jesus’ name.

The meaningful life, is not based on achievement,
Nor of wealth or status or fame.
The life of renown is seeking the crowns
Only found in Jesus’ name.

The memorable life, is not known for the years,
Nor of ribbons or trophies claimed.
The life that endures, that conquers and cures
Is secure in Jesus’ name.

The meritorious life, is not gauged by performance,
Nor of accolades, plaques or acclaim.
The life that “arrives,” that blossoms and thrives
Is derived in Jesus’ name.

The measureless life, is not weighed with possessions,
Nor of titles or degrees attained.
The life that has won, will hear from the Son:
“Well done” in Jesus’ name.

By Tom Valles

2 Thessalonians 1: 11-12 With this in mind, we constantly pray for you, that our God may make you worthy of his calling, and that by his power he may bring to fruition your every desire for goodness and your every deed prompted by faith. We pray this so that the name of our Lord Jesus may be glorified in you, and you in him, according to the grace of our God and the Lord Jesus Christ.

Monday, October 10, 2011

Poem: If I Were...

If I were...
truly illuminated, what would you see?
Could the brightness of Christ fully shine
and the persona of me disappear?

If I were...
gifted, in other unknown ways.
Would I be able to discover them
or would I choose to deny them anyway?

If I were...
blessed, beyond Earthly needs.
How much of myself would I be willing to share,
besides just money and possessions?

If I were...
eloquent, in my verbose speech.
Would I be able to teach anything
and would anyone want to listen?

If I were...
God, as Satan imagined.
Would I give people choice
and have them risk damnation?

Author Note:

From my book: Reaching Towards His Unbounded Glory
The ISBN is: 1-4196-5051-3

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Poem: Human Warranty

Etched into the soul's fine print
should be the motto "Handle with Care";
but Man's nature to ignore instruction
is manifested in Life's disrepair.

To have God's Word in written form
could be viewed as a "Human Warranty",
where divine ground rules for all
has abundance in the best that Life can be.

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